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| On Dec 7, 2021 3:34 PM IST

SA vs IND: Possible South Africa Playing 11 for 1st Test


South Africa Playing 11: South Africa face a stern test at home, as they welcome the number one ranked side in Test cricket for a three-match Test series. South Africa defeated the visitors by a score-line of 2-1 when India last toured the Proteas in 2017/18. South Africa have named a strong squad for the Test series against India, which also features a bunch of new names. Their bowling attack will be the one to look out for given the likes of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.


Team News

  • Dean Elgar will lead South Africa, whereas, Temba Bavuma is named his deputy.
  • Quinton de Kock will continue to keep behind the wickets for the Proteas.
  • Duanne Olivier returns to the South African Test squad.
  • Aiden Markram, who has had a spectacular year with the bat so far will look to continue his good form in Test cricket as well.

SA Playing 11 (likely)

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram will continue to open the batting for the hosts. Rassie van der Dussen will provide the stability to his side coming in at number three. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock will bat in the middle order for the Proteas to complete a well-balanced batting lineup.

Keshav Maharaj is expected to be the sole spinner for the Proteas. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada are almost certain to be picked for the first Test match, barring an injury. The third pacer could be a toss up between Lungi Ngidi and Duanne Olivier.

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SA Playing 11

  1. Dean Elgar (C)
  2. Aiden Markram
  3. Rassie van der Dussen
  4. Temba Bavuma
  5. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  6. Wiaan Mulder
  7. Keegan Petersen
  8. Kagiso Rabada
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Lungi Ngidi
  11. Keshav Maharaj

South Africa Squad

SA Squad: Dean Elgar (C), Temba Bavuma (VC), Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier

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  1. Dean Elgar vs India in Tests
Matches Runs Avg SR HS 100s 50s
10 576 33.88 42.01 160 1 2


2.  Kagiso Rabada vs India in Tests

Matches Wickets Avg Economy 5w BBI Maidens
9 24 29.16 2.87 0 3-34 58


3. Aiden Markram in Test Cricket

Matches Runs Avg HS SR 100s 50s
26 1824 39.65 152 59.47 5 9


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